Accession Number : ADP001905

Title :   Verification of Maps Cost Estimating Procedures,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Walski,Thomas M. ; Lindsey,Anita K.

Report Date : SEP 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to verify the Methodology Areawide Planning Studios cost estimating procedure against an independently determined set of cost data. From this kind of analysis it is possible to: determine the accuracy of the individual modules, identify and correct minor shortcomings of the program, and identify potential major program modifications and additions. This paper has been prepared to present the results of the verification study, thereby providing MAPS additional credibility with both planners and estimators. In addition, readers should gain a better appreciation of the problems associated with planning level cost estimations and a better understanding of the accuracy of the resulting cost estimates.

Descriptors :   *Water supplies, *Cost estimates, *Computer programs, Data management, Management information systems, Comparison, Water resources, Resource management, Civil engineering, Data bases, Computer program reliability, Computer program verification, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE